Why a new VM is created when I start win32 console app which is supposed to run in a system VM?
Posted on 2002-08-12 07:42:15 by Vaxon
Win32 PE Console Programs DO NOT run in a VM.

DOS programs only run in a DOS environment. The Virtual 8086 provided by 80x86 processors allows Windows a clean and safe way to be backward compatible with MZ executables and *.com binaries.

PE programs are loaded into a 4GB linear memory map. They access the Win32 API. When windows loads a PE console executalbe, it automatically creates a console window for it. A PE executable that is not a console app can use the Win32 API to Allocate a Console.

I recommend that you read:
   • About The 80x86 modes of operation
   • Iczelion's Tutorial
   • Stuff on PE and MZ executables
   • www.google.com
   • Win32AsmCommunity Seach Feature
Posted on 2002-08-12 21:31:37 by eet_1024